In the third round of this All-Stars Tournament, Ted Allen challenges star chefs Antonia Lofaso, Michael Psilakis, Cat Cora and Marcel Vigneron to create a three-course meal using mystery ingredients. The judges are Aarón Sánchez, Alex Guarnaschelli and Geoffrey Zakarian.moreless
Fish stew is cooked in a canoe; preparing pasta carbonara in a moving mine cart proves challenging; and during the final round, pound cake is made using a chemistry set.
A chef's only tool when making báhn mì is a martini glass. Later, ingredients for tortilla soup must be whacked out of a piñata; and a galette has to baked on a tennis racket.moreless
Obstacles must be overcome as the chefs make tuna melts, Salisbury steak and scones for judge Antonia Lofaso.
Cutthroat challenges this week include all 3 chefs cooking an omelet in the same pan, getting ingredients out of an oil drum, and using a finger as a whisk for cream puffs.
One chef has to use finger tools when making a bacon-wrapped dish; a racecar seat becomes an obstacle to serving a winning lasagna; and the final challenge involves a black-and-white cookie.
Chefs get in the Big Game spirit in challenges that require them to wear tailgates on their backs, cook in bleachers, and make brownies while kneeling.
Fish tacos are cooked using tiki torches; a pasta salad proves challenging when the only water provided is from a patio mister; and an apple pie is baked inside an actual apple.
Sabotages include making waffles in weird ways; two chefs get stuffed together while preparing empanadas; and baking lemon-meringue pies turns into a workout.
Superstar chefs Melissa d'Arabian, Elizabeth Faulkner, Alex Guarnaschelli and Fabio Viviani deal with sabotages that include hitting the slots for ingredients, grating a giant block of cheese and cooking in banana leaves.
Chefs must face sabotages such as a treadmill station, carnival games, and using a conveyor toaster.
It gets tough when a chef's forced to cut their overflowing jambalaya ingredients to just five pounds. Finally, a chef "meats" their match when they get "creamed" by the winning dish of meatloaf and mashed potatoes.moreless
The chefs prepare dinner for an illustrious panel of guest diners who will help determine the finalists, but first they must get through a Quickfire with two twists- one at the beginning, and one in the middle- both assigned by the competition. Unfortunately, this will not be the only surprise they are dealt, as the Elimination turns into a sudden death match.
Guest Judges: Wolfgang Puck, Masaharu Morimoto, Michelle Bernstein, Melanie Dunea
Quickfire Challenge: Chefs Must Assign a c Top Chef Quickfire to One of Their Competitors
Elimination Challenge: Chefs Must Create a Last Supper for Three Culinary Icons